Seahawks Win Region Title, Remain Unbeaten

Decatur’s Blair Yesko works the ball against the Kent Island defense in the first half of the region semifinals on Monday. The Seahawks beat Calvert, 10-4, on Wednesday to capture the region championship and return to the state’s Final Four.

Photo by Shawn Soper

BERLIN- Stephen Decatur’s girls’ varsity lacrosse team regrouped after a sluggish first half and pulled away from host Calvert, 10-4, on Wednesday to win the state 3A-East Region title and remain unbeaten.

The Seahawks entered the state tournament as the top seed in the 3A-East Section I and cruised past visiting Kent Island, 17-6, in their tournament opener on Monday and advanced to face Calvert in the region championship on Wednesday. The two teams sparred for much of the first half with neither gaining an advantage. The score was tied at 2-2 at the break, but Decatur would get its offensive machine cranked up. The Seahawks outscored Calvert, 8-2, in the second half to cruise to the 10-4 win in the regional championship and remain unbeaten at 15-0 on the season. Payton VanKirk scored three goals and dished out an assist. Claire Porter had two goals and three assists, while Elle Bargar and Brigitte Ardis each scored two goals.

Last week, the Seahawks edged Queen Anne’s for the Bayside championship and captured the regional championship this week to remain unbeaten. With the regional title in hand, the unbeaten Seahawks now advance to the state’s Final Four where they will face second-seeded Hereford at Annapolis High on Friday.

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Four Seahawks Complete Title Three-Peat

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Decatur Girls Hold Off Late Rally By Mallards, Remain Unbeaten

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Seahawks Rout Indians On Senior Day

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Decatur Boys Stifle Mallards, 11-4

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Seahawks Win Two Big Games, Remain Unbeaten

BERLIN- Stephen Decatur’s girls’ varsity lacrosse team enjoyed a big week, edging four-time defending Bayside Conference champion Queen Anne’s, 11-10, in overtime last Friday before routing Delaware power Cape Henlopen on Monday. Despite unprecedented success in recent years, standing in the Seahawks’ way has almost always been Queen Anne’s. Decatur lost in the Bayside title game last year to the … Continue reading

Thousands Turn Out For Komen Race

OCEAN CITY- Thousands of runners from all over the region descended on the resort last weekend for the 4th Annual Susan Komen Maryland Race for the Cure in Ocean City, turning the downtown area into a sea of pink on Sunday morning. While thousands of individual runners and team runners competed, thousands more family, friends and supporters piled into the … Continue reading